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WHO AR 2015 - ZambiaWHO Zambia - Annual Report 2015

The year 2015 was quite eventful not only for the WHO Country Of ce, but the health sector at large. The WHO Country Of ce celebrated its

Golden Jubilee which highlighted WHO’s contribution to improving health in Zambia and its commitment to supporting the country in addressing current and emerging health challenges. The Regional Director for the WHO African Region, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti who was present in the country during the Golden Jubilee celebration reassured government of WHO’s commitment to strengthening health systems and capacities for responding to emergencies in countries.

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  • Zambia launches the first ever National Health Week to stimulate a “Whole of Government and Whole of Society effort” in health promotion and tackling of Non-communicable diseases Lusaka, 30 November 2016 – The Vice President of the Republic of Zambia, Her Honour, Mrs Inonge Mutukwa Wina officially launched the inaugural National Health Week in Zambia on 28 November in Lusaka. The function brought together government ministries and departments, United Nations Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations, Community Based Organizations, research and academic institutions, private sector, academic institutions, the media and the general public.
  • WHO Supports Orientation of Health Institutional Heads in the management of Gender Based Violence survivors Lusaka, 15th November 2016 - The WHO Country Office in collaboration with the Ministry of Health conducted a training workshop for orientation of health staff heading health institutions in the clinical management of Gender Based Violence (GBV) survivors using a multi-sectoral approach. The workshop took place from 31 October to 4 November 2016 in Lilayi, Chilanga District. A total of  42  participants were in attendance. These included District Medical Officers, Senior Medical Superintendents, Medical Officers and Heads of Clinical Care.…
  • WHO Zambia conducts a workshop for Senior Ministry of Health staff on Understanding WHO Business Rules Lusaka, 14 November 2016 - In order to improve the understanding of  WHO Business Rules by senior management, finance and technical staff of the Ministry of Health, the WHO Country Office (WCO) organized a training workshop for five of the provinces in Zambia namely Central, Southern, Lusaka, Western and Eastern provinces from 26 October to 4th November 2016 in Siavonga. The second phase of the training which will cover the five remaining provinces namely Northern, North-Western, Copperbelt, Muchinga and Luapula…
  • WHO Supports a Workshop on Health in All policies for government Ministries Lusaka, 14 November 2016 - The WHO Country Office in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Community Development and Social Welfare and the University of Zambia  organized a workshop for orientation of government ministries and other stakeholders on implementation of Health in All Policies (HiAP) from 30th October to 4th November 2016. In order to support the implementation of HiAP by member countries, WHO launched a series of trainer of trainers’ program in different regions in the year…
  • More than 6 million Zambian children to be vaccinated against measles and rubella in a nationwide vaccination campaign. Lusaka,  21 September 2016 - In its continued efforts to improve child health and survival, the Ministry of Health introduced the Measles Rubella vaccine (MR) in the national routine immunisation system. The vaccine is being introduced through the nationwide preventive vaccination campaign targeting a total of 6,926,757 children aged 9 months to under 15 years. The vaccination campaign runs from 19th to 24th September 2016 and covers a total of 103 districts in all the 10 provinces in the country.…

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